Westray has a certain palette of colours. It’s a world of muted blues, greens and purples; of greys and more greys.
The buoyant Sanderling are exploring Mae Sands and fit perfectly into the colours of this land and seascape:
I love how the waves disturb the sand and rear up with dark and cloudy breakers full of texture against the stone-scattered beach.
The texture of their feathers is wonderful against the waves.
The sun has disappeared behind a cloud, so the colours are as pastel as can be, and the enticing blue of the sky is reflected on the thinnest layer of water left on the beach.
There’s food to be had here:
Dinner beside the breaking waves: